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Sarah Jane HUNTSMAN

Sarah Jane HUNTSMAN[1]

Female 1834 - 1917  (82 years)

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  • Name Sarah Jane HUNTSMAN 
    Christened 1834  Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 5 Apr 1834  Steuben, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _FSFTID KWNR-V7C 
    _UID 3BAF7B0D3C11FF49AD7CA16052AF1A94E0F5 
    Died 20 Mar 1917  Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 20 Mar 1917  Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I62  pember-crandall
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2017 

    Father James William HUNTSMAN,   b. 8 Oct 1806, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1867, Hebron (Enterprise), Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Hannah DAVIS,   b. 8 Feb 1816, Wayne Township, Jefferson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1902, Hebron, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1831  White Pigeon, St. Joseph, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID EDD8AEC4B7B90B4085531DEA041E070E0858 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel LEWIS,   b. 27 Oct 1829, Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1911, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1854  Parowan, Iron, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    _UID B4754A5AC557BF47AEC31FCD501FD0D9643D 
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.
    Children 
     1. Samuel Edward LEWIS,   b. 17 Jul 1854, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1932, Zuni, McKinley, New Mexico, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Orson James LEWIS,   b. 18 Dec 1855, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1861  (Age 5 years)
     3. Mary Ellen LEWIS,   b. 9 Mar 1859, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1929, Saint Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Oliver LEWIS,   b. 4 Mar 1861, Minersville, Beaver, U Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1947, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Adalbert LEWIS,   b. 17 Nov 1863, Minersville, Beaver, U Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1935  (Age 71 years)
     6. Laura LEWIS,   b. 16 Jan 1865, Minersville, Beaver, U Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1954, Pima, Graham, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Malinda Gimlin LEWIS,   b. 10 Sep 1866, Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1903, Central, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     8. Joseph Tarlton LEWIS,   b. 30 Jun 1868, Minersville, Beaver, U Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1890  (Age 22 years)
     9. Sarah Lavira LEWIS,   b. 16 Jan 1870, Minersville, Beaver, U Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1960, Globe, Pinal, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     10. Lula Jane LEWIS,   b. 22 Apr 1873, Panguitch, Garfield, UT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1946, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     11. Bertha Maria LEWIS,   b. 5 Apr 1875, Panguitch, Garfield, UT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1962, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     12. Keturah Hannah LEWIS,   b. 10 Sep 1857, Parawan, Iron, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1939, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     13. Berthaneriah LEWIS,   b. 5 Apr 1875, Panguitch, Garfield, UT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1940  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2017 17:05:48 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Sarah Jane Huntsman Lewis
      Find A Grave
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59569012
      Birth: Apr. 5, 1834
      Steuben County
      Indiana, USA
      Death: Mar. 20, 1917
      Thatcher
      Graham County
      Arizona, USA

      Life story of Sarah Jane Huntsman Lewis
      Sarah Jane Huntsman was born in Steuben County, Indiana, April 5, 1834. H er parents, James William Huntsman and Hannah Davis had two children whe n they joined the Church, Sarah Jane and Joseph. They moved to Nauvoo i n 1840 when Sarah Jane was about six years old, and was in Nauvoo when th e Prophet was killed and she remembered him quite well all her life.
      She said one morning in early childhood while her father James was milkin g the cow at the first home she ever knew or remembered, somewhere in Mis souri, a wicked cowardly, cruel mob came in their yard, knocked her fathe r down and lashed him to a fence rail. After beating him nearly to death , turned him loose and gave him this choice; if he would betray his peopl e and join the mob he could keep his home and property. If not, he coul d take the old blind mare, hitch her to an old cart he had abandoned to t he dump, fix it up and he would be allowed to take from his home all he c ould pile on the cart, and leave within a short time. His home and all h e had would be taken over by the mob. Sarah Jane saw her father staggerin g to the house, and while her mother dressed his wounds he told her of th e threat made by the mob. There was nothing for them to do but get out. S o they laid their plans. While her father repaired the old cart, her moth er packed up what she needed the most and the cart was overloaded. They s aid goodbye to their good home they had worked so hard for and were on th eir way to they didn't know where. Father leading the old blind mare, an d Mother walking behind leading the children - a very sad family. Where w ould they go? All they knew for sure was that the Gospel was true and the y wouldn't deny it for all the world. This is an example of what all th e Saints went through for the Gospel's sake and it was the plan the Lor d had in teaching his faithful followers the way of sacrifices they mus t make in order to gain the testimonies they must obtain to qualify the m to be staunch members of His Church here on earth. This was only the be ginning of their persecution.
      It is said that Sarah Jane Huntsmen worked in a Post Office and a store o n the banks of the river just out of the town on the river front. She cou ldn't have been more than thirteen years old; but Grandma was doing a wom an's work at home then, so she could have managed a job like that I am su re. She was smart and quick at figures so this may be true, but we have n o proof.
      After leaving Council Bluffs in 1851, Sarah Jane crossed the plains to Gr eat Salt Lake with her father and oldest brother, walking most of the way . She worked for other families a lot. She lived with Hyrum Kimball's fam ily while in Nauvoo to help out. After coming to Salt Lake, she moved sou th as far as Parowan and worked for Tarlton Lewis. Later she married hi s son Samuel Lewis. They had four children while there, Samuel Edward, Or son James, Hannah Keturah, and Mary Ellen. Then they moved to Minersville , where six children were born; Oliver, Adelbert, Laura, Malinda, Josep h Tarlton, and Sarah Lavira. Then they moved to Panguitch where two mor e children were born, Lula Jane and Bertha Maria, making twelve childre n in all.

      From one of their son Oliver's letters to his sister Laura, we learn a li ttle about the happy home Sarah Jane and Samuel had in Panguitch, Utah:
      "I am dreaming tonight of our dear old pioneer home in Panguitch, and th e snow is on the ground, the storm is raging wild outside, and big snowfl akes are falling down. Mother is singing her sweetest lullabies to her ba be on her knee. Father is reading the old reliable L.D.S. News, just as h appy as a father can be. They have eleven children [Orson James had passe d away at five years old] all at home, all happy, healthy and bright wit h a pitch pine log for a candle. We have all our lessons to get tonight a nd all huddled around the fire with our hearts plumb full of glee. We ar e back to the winter of 1876. The old home is warm with plenty of room wi th a big pile of wood outside. We have plenty of milk cows out under th e shed and plenty of horses to ride, a herd of cattle on the range, an d a big fat hog to kill any time we choose with plenty of beefsteak on ha nd and a dandy farm to boot. The best of neighbors by the score and a who le town full of friends. Both school and playmates all around, surely suc h pleasures will have no end. The peoples most valuable possessions wer e their community and their health, their hearts were full of mirth, tryi ng to do all the good they could, their hearts were bound together with f riendship and love. They never rode a bicycle or the kids a tricycle. The y always rode a horse, or in a wagon when they went on a hike. Never sa w an automobile, never rode a train. They were harmless as a kitten, bu t as rugged as a bear. They never used bad language, if you were lookin g for neighbors, you could always find them there."
      In 1881 the family moved to the Gila Valley, settling in Pima, Arizona. T hey later moved to Thatcher where Sarah Jane lived the rest of her life . Sarah Jane was a Relief Society teacher, but she was so heavy she could n't walk much so she contented herself by reading. She had good eyesigh t so she read night and day. She was familiar with many prominent writer s of her day and became well versed in the scriptures and in the Gospel.
      She was standing with her back to the fireplace one morning. The coals mu st have rolled down close to her skirts and before she knew it, a blaze r an up her back. She was old and inactive, and was very heavy. She must ha ve weighed close to 250 pounds and was almost helpless. Her screams attra cted Uncle Winfred Moody, who lived just down the lot. He ran, but was to o late to save her. She was burned so badly that she died within a half h our afterwards. She and her daughter Keturah lived there together, but Ke turah was away at the time. It was a terrible experience and it was a ble ssing she could go so soon. Funeral services were held in the Thatcher Ch apel, March 20, 1917 with Bishop Franklin in charge. Appropriate selectio ns were rendered by the choir and President and Sister Payne sang a song . The opening prayer was given by John Morris. The speakers were Selena P hillips, John Nash, Thomas Kimball and President Andrew Kimball. Each spo ke of the noble character of Sarah Jane. The closing prayer was given b y James H. Moody. Interment was in the Thatcher Cemetery.
      Photos to the right are her parents and identified under their pictures .

      Family links:
      Parents:
      James William Huntsman (1806 - 1867)
      Hannah Davis Huntsman (1816 - 1902)

      Spouse:
      Samuel Lewis (1829 - 1911)

      Children:
      Orson James Lewis (1855 - 1861)*
      Keturah Hannah Baker (1857 - 1939)*
      Lula Jane Lewis Layton (1873 - 1946)*
      Bertha Maria Lewis McClellan (1875 - 1962)*

      Siblings:
      Sarah Jane Huntsman Lewis (1834 - 1917)
      Mary Huntsman Leavitt (1836 - 1922)*
      Joseph Smith Huntsman (1838 - 1921)*
      Mariah Huntsman Leavitt (1841 - 1922)*
      James Daniel Huntsman (1843 - 1925)*
      Hyrum Ralston Huntsman (1843 - 1926)*
      Orson Welcome Huntsman (1849 - 1931)*
      David Orin Huntsman (1851 - 1907)*
      Aaron Davis Huntsman (1853 - 1935)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Thatcher Cemetery
      Thatcher
      Graham County
      Arizona, USA

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      Created by: Janet Larson Dansie
      Record added: Oct 03, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 59569012


      SARAH JANE HUNTSMAN LEWIS
      Funeral Service and Brief History
      Sarah Jane Huntsman was born was born 5 April 1834 in Steuben
      County, Indiana. She lived in Thatcher, Arizona at the time of her death
      and funeral services were held 20 March 1917. Her clothes caught fire
      and she was burned so badly that she died a half hour afterwards: She
      was standing with her back to the fire - in front of the fireplace; the c oals
      must have rolled down close to her skirts and before she knew it, a blaze
      ran up her back. She was old and inactive and very heavy; she weighed
      about 250 pounds and was almost helpless. Her screams attracted Uncle
      Winfred Moody who lived just down the lot. He ran but was too late to
      save her--she had to be buried soon.

      She and her daughter lived there together, but Aunt Keturah was away at
      the time. It was a terrible experience but it was a blessing that she co u ld
      go so soon. Funeral services were held in the Thatcher Church on
      Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Bishop Franklin Taylor was in charge. Appropriate
      selections were given by the choir and President and Mrs. Payne sang a
      song. The opening prayer was given by John Morris. The speakers:
      Selena Phillips, John Nash, Thomas Kimball, and President Andrew
      Kimball — he spoke of the noble character of the deceased. The closing
      prayer was given by James R. Moody. Interment was in the Thatcher
      Cemetery.

      Sarah Jane Lewis was born in Steuben County, Indiana April 5, 1834.
      Her parents had two children when they joined the church —Sarah Jane
      and Joseph Smith Huntsman. They moved to Nauvoo in 1840 when
      Sarah Jane was six years old; they were in Nauvoo when the prophet was
      killed. She remembered him quite well all of her life.

      Sarah Jane came to Salt Lake with her father in 1851. She worked a lot
      while there. She moved south to Parawan and worked for Tarlton Lewis
      and later married his son, Samuel Lewis. They had four children while
      there and then moved to Minersville where six children were born. They
      then moved to Panguitch where two more were born making twelve in the
      family. In 1831 the family moved to the Gila Valley and settled in Pima,
      Arizona. They later moved to Thatcher where she lived the rest of her li f e.
      Sarah Jane was a Relief Society Teacher but she was so heavy she
      couldn't walk much so she contented herself by reading. She had good
      eyesight so she read night and day. She was familiar with many prominent
      writers of her day and became well versed in the scriptures and in the
      gospel.

      Nine children â€six daughters and three sons â€and many grandchildren
      survived her. She had a wonderful family!

      Laura McBride Smith adds: "I used to stay with Grandma Lewis and go
      to school at the LDS Academy. It was fun to stay with Grandma Lewis —
      she used to tell me the most wonderful stories and read to me. She had
      lots of fig trees by her house and the fruit was delicious. She also had
      currents and cherries; they just grew as they pleased because Grandma
      couldn�t go care for things outdoors.

      My grandparents separated years ago; they were never divorced but they
      each went their own way. Grandma had the property and Grandpa just
      lived here and there and never had a home of his own after they
      separated. I wish I had asked him more questions when I was with him.

      I don't know if Grandpa could sing, but he used to stay with us and on
      moonlight nights sit out in the yard and sing "rup-i-tup-tup" over and ov er
      again and bounce my little sister on his knee. Grandma could sing a littl e;
      maybe they could both sing when they were young. I hope they are happy
      now and have patched up their differences; I hope we can meet them
      when we get over there. I loved them both very much. I could always
      joke with Grandma and have a good time.
      Written by Laura McBride Smith

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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] 1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Panguitch, Iron, Utah; Roll: 1336; Family History Film: 1255336; Page: 341B; Enumeration District: 020.

    2. [S37] Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Annotated Record of US Census, 1850.

    3. [S30] Members of the Mormon Battalion.

    4. [S32] Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, Vols. 1-2.